All abuser treatment programs shall establish and comply with a written program curriculum. Written curricula shall define topics and content of sessions and shall include the following:

(1)           identification of all forms of physical, emotional, economic, sexual and verbal abuse and violence;

(2)           impact of domestic violence on the victim and the abuser;

(3)           impact of domestic violence on children including children who are abused and children who witness domestic violence;

(4)           emphasis on the responsibility of the batterer for his or her violence and abuse;

(5)           identification of the personal, societal, and cultural values and beliefs that legitimize and sustain violence and oppression;

(6)           alternatives to violence and controlling behaviors;

(7)           identification of healthy relationships;

(8)           promotion of accountability, self-examination, negotiation, and fairness;

(9)           the relationship between substance abuse and domestic violence;

(10)         the relationship between mental illness and domestic violence; and

(11)         identification of the behavioral, emotional, and physical cues that precede escalating violence.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 50B-3(a)(12); 143B-394.16;

Eff. October 1, 2004;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 3, 2017.